MoNique Lee Daniels Tyler Perry Oprah

Actress Mo’Nique is fighting back against Hollywood A-listers Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and Lee Daniels for blackballing her and preventing her from getting work.

The outspoken comedienne, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of an abusive mother in ‘Precious,’ lashed out at Oprah, Perry and Daniels onstage at the Apollo Theater on Saturday.

“What is that black d—k connected to? That black man? So no, I was not blackballed. I was white-balled by some black d—ks who have no balls,” the 49-year-old said bitterly.

“Thank you, Mr. Lee Daniels. Thank you, Mr. Tyler Perry. Thank you, Ms. Oprah Winfrey,” she continued. “I know they like to say, ‘Mo’Nique, you talk too motherf—kin’ much.’ It would kill me not to say the real s—t … You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly, so you can suck my d—k if I had one.”

Mo’Nique, who is the mother of twins, has spoken publicly about her beef with Oprah and her bestie Daniels in the past.

She blamed Daniels for giving away roles that were meant for her to his bestie, Oprah.

“I was offered the role in ‘The Butler’ that Oprah Winfrey played. I was also approached … to be on Empire. And I was also offered the role as Richard Pryor’s grandmother [in a new biopic about the late comedian]. Each of those things that [Daniels] offered me was taken off the table. They all just went away. But that’s just part of the business, you know? I can’t be upset at anybody, ’cause life is too good. It’s just what it is.”

Daniels declined Page Six‘s requests to comment on Mo’Nique’s rant, but he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015, that Mo’Nique can be difficult to work with.

“I consider her a friend. I have and will always think of her for parts that we can collaborate on,” said Daniels in 2015. “However, the consensus among the creative teams and powers thus far were to go another way with these roles.”

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  • stanhope

    I completely believe Mo’Nique. She showed receipts! Everybody knows what a snake Miss Daniels is. Tyler and Oprah are joined at the hip ( one could say sisters) and they play the YT man’s game. I hate to say it but I doubt Mo’Nique can win against that cabal. Much love to you Mo.

  • Renee26

    She should go back to doing stand up…I would go to see her. I think she was a good actress she just refuses to kiss ass… Some people just aren’t cut out for it.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I worked with Mo’Nique twice. I NEVER saw any difficulties to work with signs and this was WAY before the Oscar fiasco..I doubt she could have carried “The Parkers” that long being difficult to work with.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    I love me some Monique but she need to chill. Always stay gracious best revenge is yo paper….unless you Blackballed and can’t get work.

    Seriously tho, her true fans got her back but its time to move forward with your life Mo. When people see you they see the average mad black woman. There are better ways to defend yourself and still come out on top. Unfortunately, taking the passive aggressive/sneaky route to ‘get back’ at people is best. After while, no one will want to work with to you out of fear that they will also be targeted by said dikk suckers. You need someone on your team other than your husband when its all said and done. I wonder if her hubby pushes her to lash out like this? If so, I have said it far too many times- Black men are not here for the greater good of Black women. They push us to do their dirty work and we are the ones left to suffer. This is exactly how they want it too…they have the most control over us when we are at our most vulnerable. Protect your energy. Stay away from Black men. Stay Woke.

  • Mbailey

    YEAH! Tell their arses, Monique! Especially that “Holier-than-thou” piece of horse’s arse, Pope-rah!

  • klwbaby

    I always heard that in Hollywood it’s not about how good u are or how good u think u are, but who u know…

  • SunRiseBlossom

    All I got for this post is: NEVER bite hands that you just may need to feed you one day!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    That’s the world’s system!!! Lol…

  • klwbaby

    True??

  • Wile E. Coli

    “Blacklisting”?

  • Renee26

    I don’t think she’s difficult to work with; they just have an issue with her not kissing ass. She didn’t want to do promotions for the movie for free whoop tee doo; that doesn’t mean she’s difficult. She asked to be paid to show up at events meant to promote the movie…what’s wrong with that? She’s taking time away from her family to attend these events. Let the marketing and advertising firms do their jobs.

  • Renee26

    Yes indeed

  • Taylordanes

    ????????????

  • Taylordanes

    ????

  • KcoolMuziq

    Plus she still won!

  • Coy little wink

    Wow…she is a gutter ?

    Like that was the tackiest least classy thing that should ever come out a woman’s mouth! I’m appalled can only imagine how Hollywood is going to respond…

  • Canary Red™

    I’m one of them – ass kissing is not in my resume!!!!!!’

  • goat

    Ok we get it, you HATE ALL BLACK MEN!!

  • V Dubb

    If you weren’t getting any jobs you sure won’t now buddy

  • Renee26

    Mine either…never have been and never will

  • Renee26

    Right…She played the hell out of that role!

  • V Dubb

    True so what was it then…..did Daniels just get Queenish on her ass and mess her up?

  • Renee26

    She refused to promote the movie without being compensated…would you go to work on your day off without pay? I know I wouldn’t and she shouldn’t have been expected to either.

  • Vonn

    Lol. Having this on your resume will not help you get any jobs.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Yes she can. As long as you hatin on another powerful black man (and I’m not judging her for being mad) some white man will come along and put her on….its just a matter of time, especially because she’s prolly telling the truth, she’s not dumb….she wouldn’t go in like that if it weren’t true….they’ve already made it hard for her, that’s why she mad….now she just need to calm down now that that’s off her chest and wait…..the offers will come.

  • mzwhang90210

    I’ve read that Tyler Perry steals ideas. ALOT!! He’s been sued several times by folks who claim they came to him with their original ideas, never heard back from him…but then later saw their idea as one of Tyler’s movies, or tv show plots.
    Which (if true) I think is a dayum shame. Why not use the ideas BY putting the true author on? Like you gotta be in the movie and steal credit for the idea too?? How greedy.

  • Canary Red™

    I respect this woman right here!
    Forget them hands that only extend when your lips are on their ass or nose is brown as shit.
    Hopefully she will get her on production and out do their tired -stereotypical productions.
    I’m sure you thought twice before you went nuts Monique man I
    know how you feel. I rather go back to Kroger’s or be a greeter in Walmart before I bow down to ANYONE in this lifetime! Ha you better know who you are and what u worth!!!!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    I understand the concept. But NOBODY–even big name stars–gets compensated. That’s considered a part of the job–promote the project.

  • YellowSauce

    comedians HISTORICALLY have potty mouths and I don’t understand why people act like they are supposed to be saints … they are SUPPOSED to talk crazy

  • Canary Red™

    Say this!!!!!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    ??okkkk!!!!!! And I don’t like my ass being kissed either sis, I can’t stand a brown noser!

  • Coy little wink

    Ideas can be stolen…that’s why u get a copyright before you shop it around ?

  • NaeNay

    I like Monique. But she says she’s not upset but then she’s telling folk to suck her dingaling.
    Sounds upset to me.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    She just needs to accept that she’s “too real” for Hollyweird and become a motivational speaker and exercise boot camp instructor. ?????

  • Canary Red™

    ???????

  • Rayne

    Ooooohhh weeeee!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    LOL! Not boot camp….

  • Rayne

    ?

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    Do all actors/actresses get paid to market their films or were they asking Mo for a “favor?? Facts are important.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    You know ?

  • mzwhang90210

    I agree. Unfortunately, not a lot of aspirings know that…until it’s too late.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Get over it Monique…….

  • Canary Red™

    Lol ok!!!! I’ve learned from my own experience when you say your not upset it only means you are LIVID!!!

  • Canary Red™

    ???

  • Coy little wink

    Does she exercise? Her arms didn’t tell that story in the video ?

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay
  • Canary Red™

    OK!!!! ???????? I just said that in so many words below….????

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Stawwp it!!!!

  • Kanyade

    I think it might be in their contract. Even the biggest of stars show up to premieres, the world over. It seems par for the course; that and doing the night show/morning show route to help promote the product.

  • mzwhang90210

    Kisssssssssssssssssssss

  • mzwhang90210

    :*DEADT

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Because that’s so me and I’m a scorpio too…..you don’t even know what mad is!!

  • Kanyade

    I would be hesitant to share any of my “original” ideas with these powerhouse producers and industry folk.

    But if I did, I would know there would be the chance of some “borrowing without asking”.

  • Miany

    Yea…she is doing stand up.. this “rant” was a part of her stand up routine.. i dunno if it was a joke or her answer to a question but, she was on stage when she went into the x,y,z can sugg my dicgg

  • KcoolMuziq

    Actually movie studios rarely promote black actors overseas. They refuse to pay for promotion over there, Because they feel BLACK MOVIES don’t have a market there.

    Will Smith broke that mode when he wanted to go overseas to promote “Independence Day” His movie studio refuse to pay for it. So what did Will do? He PAYED for it himself and went over there and spread his charm and ended up becoming an INTERNATIONAL STAR! He proved it came happen. But not everybody is able or willing to do that.

  • Kanyade

    *sings* there’s no business, like show business.

    however, to an extent, all business “can be” like this.

  • Canary Red™

    Heyyyy Scorpio – I’m a Sag!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Nah…you don’t joke about shat like that….the only part meant to be funny was the sucking part….she meant ALL dat!

  • mzwhang90210

    So, they’ll distribute a “Black” movie overseas, but not pay to promote it?

  • Miany

    oh I know she meant it lol she been meaning it for the past few years so I know.. she meant every second of it..

  • Coy little wink
  • Canary Red™

    What up too? You still making ur new house pretty ???
    Hope all is well….

  • V Dubb

    Ok I get it then….but damn there are some who don’t promote and they aren’t blackballed…..that’s harsh

  • NaeNay

    Me too. Tell you I ain’t mad, but be plotting to put roots on you.
    Yea I ain’t mad.

  • NaeNay

    Lolololol funnaaaayyyyy!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    QOE: exercise boot camp instructor.
    She needs to get in shape first.

  • imright

    she def isnt going to be getting any real work now !! ?????

  • T Kenny

    the original aunt vivian 2.0…. she isnt that great of an actress… hope shes working on her craft. if you stay ready you dont have to get ready.

    wheres the queens of comedy crew. get in where you fit in ma’am.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But that’s shortsighted.

    Wouldn’t you promote your own work hoping it will be successful?

    See that’s why black people fail and white people succeed.
    I stopped by the gas station yesterday to get some gas and not only was the black chick who was working the register sitting on her ass she was also feeding her face.

    When our eyes met she hesitated stop eating and to get up and greet me.
    When I stretched out my hand with my money she finally got off her ass.
    I had to laugh.

    I have been in that store many times and I have never ever seen any of the other cashiers sitting down. They may lean but I have never caught them sitting down on the job.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Ahhh hahaha! I mean she skinnier tho. ??????

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    She done held down those lap band results for yeeears now! ? ?

  • ?Time2Shine?

    AALLLLLLL of this right here. The only one I bow down to is the Lord. People want you to beg for scraps, so they can treat you like shît and then say you’re ungrateful when you speak up. They never know their meal ticket can one day be snatched away. I will work 2 jobs before I kiss tail or tap dance for someone else’s coins, just so they can forever hold it over my head. Forget that mess. If you’re going to help me, help me then but make sure it’s not with a million strings attached or posted on social media so the world can see you’re helping poor little ole me. Chile please.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    I don’t want to eat out of every hand that offers. Sometimes the food they offer is really poison.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Mo’Nique’s Career
    1999-2017
    Rest In Peace.

  • Yardgirl

    LOL!! This is exactly what I said to myself.

  • Miany

    Chile… folk on the blog think really regularly at times, common folk may have to keep hush to remain employed at times but, IN the case of Monique, she should/ may have enough money stashed away so that she does not have to kiss azz to get the gigs.. she may be content with residual checks and stand up cash.. If I were in her position, I would tell plenty folk to suckkk my duck

  • Miany

    Ignore it.. we gotta ignore it.

  • klwbaby

    Sound like a damn broken record…?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Remember every entertainer is a hit a away from a comeback.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    But if she was obligated by contract to do so (which we don’t know) then she was expected to do it regardless…

  • NeverSurprised

    She’s her own worst enemy. An Oscar for a 2009 film, and not one starring role in a major motion picture since, all because she doesn’t know how to stop communicating as if she were sitting on a stoop at a housing project.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    And honestly I wouldn’t want to work with/for someone who is willing to mess with another persons livelihood. That’s how we eat, live and survive and if they’re willing to do that to someone else, who’s to say that if I don’t kiss their behind enough times in a day, they won’t do the same to me? People are so quick to throw a cape on for the big money man until he does the same to them. A lot of actresses have been labeled “difficult to work with” and they’re still working regularly. That’s why I believe her when it comes to them. She may be difficult but at least she is a good actress. They need to go ahead and pay her what she’s asking. And I didn’t like her either before because she use to always put down skinny women but I guess it was because she wanted to be one. But she still shouldn’t be blackballed.

  • NeverSurprised

    Someone has to first give you a role in order for you to have a comeback. Each time she opens her mouth she ensures that the door of opportunity remains closed.

  • Alwayshonest

    I aint mad at it i love it when celebrities pour the tea on the elitist black hollywood. Speak monique

  • ?Time2Shine?

    You had me until you started downing all black men. There are screwed up men in every race, so you could have made your point without grouping all black men together. Some really are rooting for black women and some are not.

  • jazmine

    Facts everybody on here applauding her but this applause ain’t gonna pay not one bill but ?????

  • Canary Red™

    ?????????? baby you better SPEAK!!!!!! Every word you said is on point! When you know who you are in the Lord – can’t nobody move you! Im with you no schucking and jiving over here.

  • the guest

    White trash works in Hollywood. Women beaters work in Hollywood. Rapists work in Hollywood. But a black actress doesn’t deserve to make a living because she’s not refined and because other black people, not the white man, other black people, are intentionally blocking her from working in Hollywood?

    As if blacks in Hollywood aren’t already at a disadvantage to get work. All kinds of actors and actresses work in Hollywood.

    I don’t agree with Oprah Winfrey’s, Tyler Perry’s, and Lee Daniels’ oppression of other black people when they feel like being oppressive. They don’t have to hire Mo’Nique but using their influence to block others from hiring her from working? They might as well be the KKK during Jim Crow.

    How is Oprah preaching peace and love and compassion and woman power but she’s blackballing another black woman in Hollywood. Not right Oprah.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Mo’Nique can be difficult to work with
    Code for blackball…

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Amen!! The strongest ones have the most thrown at them, with the least support because God know they can take it. #builtGodStrong

    When I see people fighting big battles alone, I see the Lord at work because I know the one that matters would not put more on them than they can bare and apparently it’s more than what the average man can handle.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Sometimes you have to be true to you and not shuck n jive and kiss ass to play. She is talented. Maybe she need to create her own lane since everyone is blocking the other ones…

  • NeverSurprised

    No one is oppressing Monique. She is not working because of decisions that SHE made. Either she wants to work in Hollywood or she doesn’t. It is a dirty business in a dirty town, so either you play by THEIR rules until you get in a power position where you can write your own rules, or you find yourself unemployed.

    Monique could be a major film star (in supporting roles) at this point, but she isn’t, all because of HER actions. She demanded to be paid for something that NO ONE in the industry is paid for (unless you are a huge star who can included such language in your contract) — promoting her film in hopes of getting an Oscar nomination. Precious was a small, independent, low budget film, so there was NO money to pay her what she wanted ( appearance fees). She could have overcome that misstep and STILL have had a viable career after her Oscar win, but instead, she started yet another public feud with Daniels over not getting roles in his other projects. Now she is STILL bitching about that years later.

    She is the one making the decision to work for peanuts on the standup circuit rather than millions in film or tv. She CANNOT act like a gutter hood rat and still expect anyone, black or white to hire her. That is simply a fact.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    You formerly fat heffa. You are blackballing your own stupid ass self. Stfu

  • Sid

    I kind of agree with you. Black women are talked about the worst by black men. I agree that white people are the most racist but black men are second in line. They rather wipe their blood line clean by having mix children than to have a child with a black woman.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    ? P.R.E.A.C.H!!!

    How do they consider themselves black leaders, while blocking a black woman blessings?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    No she isn’t. All that talented. She got lucky. But let’s not forget her 25 years of jokes and her stellar roles as the loud mouth fat friend in EVERY movie. She got ONE role. Jamie Foxx? He is talented. Singer, songwriter, actor, comedian. Mo? Not so much. Jmo.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. Just because somebody’s skin color is the same as mine doesn’t mean I owe them anything.
    You reap what you sow. When you have a stank attitude, word gets around and people just want to work with you.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Some people block their own blessings with their stankness. Mo’Nique’s stankness has been known for a while now. It just finally caught up with her after all this time.

  • dontgetblocked

    First of all, I’ve never admired Oprah because I recognized her for the coon that she is years ago. The three of them have blackballed Monique and it’s a damn shame. What does hard to work with mean? Is she a perfectionist? Does she negotiate for what she wants? Why is a black woman always called hard to work with? But someone like Kris Jenner or Madonna are great businesswomen. What’s sad is black people are doing this to her.

  • Sid

    She may be blacklisted but Monique from what I see has never had a bad hair day. She is one woman that has never disappointed when it came to hairstyles. Especially on The Parkers.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    If they look like those 27 cents residual checks Candace Cameron posted the other day, she in trouble

  • ?Time2Shine?

    “Word gets around huh?” Sounds like blackballing someone who wouldn’t kiss behînd long enough to me. Word got around about a lot of black actresses being difficult to work with and they’re still working but because Oprah, TP and Lee Daniels don’t like her, then their word is gospel?! I wonder if big wigs turned on you and made it difficult for you to get money, would you be so understanding of their actions.

  • dontgetblocked

    BTW, there could be some jealousy here. After all, Monique has the Oscar. Tyler Perry does all right with her degrading badly written soap operas. Oprah made the dumbest decision of her life by not moving her talk show to her OWN channel. Duh! Lee Daniel well let’s just say that no one talks about or watches Empire anymore and Star….what’s that?

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Oh so you know her personally to say her attitude is stank? So many black actresses attitudes has been labeled as “bad” but guess what, they’re still working. Rooting for people’s downfall is bad karma within itself. That behavior that you so proudly speak of, that comes back around also has to come back around to the ones who are dishing it out to her. Did you think about that?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    And instead of kissing folks ass etc as folks can’t stop pointing out, maybe she needs to leave these folks alone who “robbed” her in her mind, and go find her a radio show. Go find Radio One. Clear Channel. Cox. She has a radio broadcasting degree. If Steve Horse Face Harvey and many other comedians can have a radio show then she can. Whatever you do stfu about Lee, Tyler, Oprah and this blackball you helped create.

  • dontgetblocked

    Speak on it. Oprah has always been a money hungry pig. She’s the one that got lucky. She was a terrible journalist who landed jobs due to affirmative action. Stedman hooked her up with the right people in Chicago and that’s how she landed her own show. With her non-acting chronically fat ass. She’s also materialistic. Who needs several homes that cost $25 to $75 million dollars each? Ridiculous.

  • dontgetblocked

    What black woman is making millions of dollars in lead roles of major mainstream pictures? None. It doesn’t work like that for us.

  • Canary Red™

    Whew Lord where you been all my life!!! ???
    You just ministered to me…the wisdom coming out your mouth!

  • V Dubb

    Not one

  • V Dubb

    Do everytime!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Right. It’s in their multi-million dollar contract. Seems like she didn’t make much money off Precious and wanted to generate some money from promoting the film. Sounds reasonable.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Motivational Speaker?
    What topic is she going to speak on… “How to Kill Your Career”?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She’s her own worse enemy but she’s too dumb to know it.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Oprah’s show started in 1984 as AM Chicago. Her and Steadman didnt start dating until 1986. Its okay to not like her, but stop telling lies.

    Winfrey took over as host on January 2, 1984 and, within a month, took it from last place to first place in local Chicago ratings.

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im trying to figure out where all these folks who said its kissing ass to play the game work at? Where do yall work? What do you do (like the wife in Goodfellas)

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Nah

  • mzwhang90210

    I’m mad I just watched that video and I see what you mean about her arms.
    I’ve bought me some resistance bands & I work out my arms at the gym. I NEVER want that turkey neck under my arms.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Mama always said… if you have issues with Tom, and Dick, and Harry, and John, maybe the problem isn’t Tom, Dick, Harry, or John. Maybe the problem is YOU.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Actually yes. Her IG is full of pics of her working out with a trainer. She works real hard. Her arms are not gonna get any better unless she has the fat cut off them like you have to do after weight loss surg. or high amount weight loss

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don’t know the facts/truth of this situation. Idk if she breached her contract and brought this on herself, or whether Lee Daniels expected her to do something that he would have never asked a white actress of her caliber to do. That being said, a lot of people are not going to be able to relate to someone that is willing to risk everything to stand for what they belief to be the right thing. A lot of us have this “shuck and jive, be grateful for whatever you get” mindset. However, there are those among us who will risk it all for what they believe in and I salute them.

    P.S. Her caliber= whatever you want to make it out. You can say she is a D list actor if you want, but best believe LEE-suh Daniels wouldn’t ask a D list actress to do anything for free.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Lol!! Wisdom comes when you learn from life experiences. And believe me when I tell you that some of those experiences hurt like hèll. It makes you stronger and wiser in the end but when you’re going through it, God is the only one who you feel understands sometimes. That saying “you never know how strong you are until being strong is all you can be” (or something like that, is the truth.

  • mzwhang90210

    I also question how wise it is to have your husband guiding your career?

    Unless he has a proven successful track record, I don’t know how wise that would be.
    I’ve ready about a litany of women in the business–whose manager-husband’s were the cause of the ends of plunges of their careers.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp…That rant surely isn’t gonna get her any movie roles… I remember when she won the Oscar she said something about being able to win without playing politics. Mo’Nique didn’t realize that winning that golden boy does not automatically open doors for you and everything in Hollywood is politics… I really can’t blame Lee Daniels for not casting her in anymore of his productions. He’s being nice/nasty by saying that she is and always will be a friend blah, blah, blah yet not giving her any work. I can’t blame him though… His movie is slated to win an Academy Award and Mo’Nique refuses to do her part to promote the very movie that she starred in??? That dumb move cost her a very lucrative career.. She can still make money though — on the chitlin’ circuit…

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Well according to one poster Steadman put Oprah on two years before they eem started fukkin. Mo aint smash the right set of connects sounds like.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Her hair stays fried, dyed and laid to the side!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    cold Cold COLD !!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    Ayyyyeeee say that! Hurt like hell – them ones only God can and will get you through! I feel like shouting Stop ?? lol ????????????

  • NicoleZee

    Plain and simple…..Mo’Nique doesn’t kiss ass or bow down and I applaud her for that. Nothing wrong with being outspoken; if there is a problem or something you don’t like, speak up about it. Anytime a woman is assertive, it’s an issue, but yet men can do no wrong in anything it seems. Mo’Nique will always get work whether it’s movies, TV, or standup. She’s venting her frustrations. I love it! I’m just as raunchy and vulgar. I will gladly tell anyone to suck on my balls, pause!! Got that one from Beyonce’, she said it too! As I said on Bossip, Lee Daniels, Oprah, and in the closet Tyler Perry do not run Hollywood! Mo’Nique has and Oscar, no one criticizing her does it seems. Big difference.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    the chitlin’ circuit…

    Which in itself is a shuck and jive to me, but folks dont see that.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Lee Daniels is not working with her, for sure but Tyler and Oprah? Was she up for any roles in an Oprah production? Oprah doesn’t seem like she would use Mo’Nique in anything…

  • KcoolMuziq

    Mo’nique does a weekly podcast with her husband called “Mo’Nique & Sidney’s open relationship”. Maybe she is preparing for her own radio show she has done that in the past.

    Btw it’s not very becoming of U with the negativity. Why the the nasty hate? Mo’Nique U don’t know her from a can of paint. Smh

  • KcoolMuziq

    LIES! I will not sit here and let U pick apart Oprah. What has she done to U? The hate and envy toward her needs to stop by the black community. Other races NEVER tear down their own kind.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    No all she is giving us to know her by is being nasty and loud and brash. You are certaintly right. We dont know her from a can of paint. If there is another side to her, and you know her personally tell her she can start ANY DAY now for Black America to really know her.

  • NicoleZee

    Seems like they (Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, Oprah) wanted her to kiss ass and do what she’s told. Big mistake to come for a woman of her magnitude like that. I’m not good at doing what I’m told, I march to the beat of my own drum and will gladly knock down anyone out that gets in my way. I don’t care who it is or what is at stake, I don’t bend over for anyone, period…..well, unless it’s a really hot guy and we’re doing our thing! LOL!

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Yes!!! Times I didn’t understand at all what was happening but that was the plan. If I knew everything, I wouldn’t have put my faith completely in the one who loved me first. Everything that happens is meant to happen. When we resist, we make it harder on ourselves. When people leave, let them because they’re not meant to remain there. When something you wish for doesn’t happen, thank the Lord because that’s the Lord way of protecting you from what you can’t see. I can go on and on but know there is not one door that man can keep close if the Lord wants it open. Man will slam his own hand in the same door he’s trying to close on you. Many blessing to you and stay #GodStrong

  • mzwhang90210

    Yeah, and here is what Lee Daniels himself has said about Monique’s claims…

    “During the [Oscar] campaign, she (Mo’Nique) was making unreasonable demands, and I remember thinking ‘this is when reverse racism happens.”
    Daniels confirmed…that Mo’Nique has indeed fallen from grace in Hollywood. But he disputed using the word “blackballed,” adding, “I didn’t say that exactly.”

    “I think that there were demands that Mo’Nique made on the
    ‘Precious’ campaign that everyone knows hurt her. I told her that.”
    Daniels also stressed that the actress didn’t understand the
    business side of Hollywood.

    “You’ve gotta play ball. This is not just show — it is show business,” he said with passion.

  • NeverSurprised

    I never said she could star in LEAD roles. I said she could be making millions in SUPPORTInG roles. Two black actresses who are doing so quite successfully are Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Each woman has likely missed out on many roles over the years. But unlike Mo’ Nique, neither one stood on a soap box and behaved like a vulgarian when those losses occurred. They auditioned for the next role, and worked their way up the ladder. Mo’Nique’s big, fat, profane mouth has killed her acting career.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Folks is really in here applauding Nikki Parker’s foolishness. Well okay.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    You said below you had been reading on the subject. Me too. Seems as if there is a whole Wiki page on film promotion.

    “When it comes to feature films picked up by a major film studio for international distribution, promotional tours are notoriously grueling. Key cast and crew are often contracted to travel to several major cities around the world to promote the film and sit for dozens of interviews.”

    Mo decided to Mo and not go to work and follow her contract. Now she wanna play victim. What it seems like to me.

  • NicoleZee

    They’re just mad. She got an Oscar and they don’t have s*** but money to throw around. None of their black asses run Hollywood. Puh-lease. Now if this was Steven Spielberg she was speaking of or even Bill Condon or James Cameron, I could kind of understand; Spielberg is a major player when it comes to making movies and has way more influence than Lee Daniels or Tyler Perry ever will. And furthermore, Empire isn’t all that. It’s just okay. Mo’Nique was originally supposed to be Cookie; she would have been great for the role and probably would have made it better because she’s raunchy and I love that about her. If Empire and Star get canceled, I won’t cry. I do like Star better than Empire though. And most of Tyler Perry’s movies are corny. And there are plenty of Black people (some White folks too) that do not like Oprah and I think she knows that.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I was thinking the same thing, out the four Mo’Nique IS the only one with an Oscar!!!

  • Miami8981

    Mo’ ain’t shutting up for anyone. That’s who she is. She has already went in on Tyler and Oprah before for not walking the walk of truth. She said Tyler is still living as a closeted gay and Oprah is still living as a closeted lesbian with her girlfriend Gayle. Gotta admit she’s got a point. Oprah always talmbout live your life unafraid to be yourself. Welp, that was a big ole lie. Lee has admitted he’s gay so she didn’t have no closet secrets she could spill. Disappointed to see she put all that weight back on. Depression will make you eat.

  • Alwayshonest

    Misses daniel and oprah get on my nerves. Oprah a bit more because SHE KNOWS the struggle of the moniques of the world. This is like when the blonde white woman took ledisi’s spot to sing take my hand lord, how you gonna take from a fellow when your brand is already so big. No bueno

  • Taylordanes

    But there was never a complaint of her on that show and it ran for years…. or any other gigs ?

    Daniels is a cry baby and petty ….

  • Alwayshonest

    YES
    YES
    YES

  • Alwayshonest

    I agree, she must feel so betrayed. I want her to win so bad. She’s not the best actress but she doesn’t deserve this

  • Canary Red™

    ?? bless you for blessing me! Your a discerner, wow. God is so good for this – every word you said was for me. Every word I seemed to have forgot through this leap of faith I have taken recently. I love how He sends His own to feed us. Thank you and many blessings to you!!!!! ?????

  • NicoleZee

    She didn’t really get blackballed the way people think. She still makes money; she can act and she’s funny, so she will always be able to get a check. They just don’t like her and were probably talking bad about her for no ass reason. Not wanting to bend over and do something does not make you a bad person. We all do what the hell we want to do, I am not in prison which means I can say no at any point to anything. I’ve been a fan of Mo’Nique for years, she’s funny, pretty, and unafraid to be herself. I agree with what she said, couldn’t have said it better myself. My balls are bigger than most whack ass men I come across anyway. Men say I act like a guy, um no, I’m just a woman that will never be controlled by any slimebag for any reason!!!

  • Taylordanes

    And where do they work for “free”

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So Lee Daniels and Oprah not in the same stratosphere as Steven? Lee Daniels aint at the literal table as James Cameron?

  • mzwhang90210

    I didn’t know that about tours, etc.. Good info, thanks for sharing.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Sometimes we get on our own way block our blessings. Her and hubby should eat all of that blame.

  • Taylordanes

    No they are not

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Taylordanes

    She had a television show for years….. her own show…?

  • Taylordanes

    He wanted her to work for “free” do you work for free??

  • Taylordanes

    ??????

  • Taylordanes

    Thank you ! Oprah could be doing so much for our community yet she is in Africa…. she is not about helping us… has she even mentioned Flint?

  • mzwhang90210

    I think too…that Mo may have had unrealistic
    regarding what would happen after she won that Oscar. She apparently
    thought a landslide of juicy movie roles and major $$$ would come her
    way as a result. I wonder if she’s blaming folks because that didn’t
    happen?
    Other former Oscar winners can attest, that their careers went down after Oscar wins. They call it the Oscar “curse.”

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Steven was supposed to produce The Butler. But he had already signed on to do another film. He REALLY wanted to do it and recommended…Lee.

    Oprah and Steven produced a movie together. The 100 Foot Journey.

    Lee Daniels was at a literal roundtable alongside James at the annual Directors Roundtable. Quentin was there. Few others. Not more than 4-5 of esteemed directors per year get invited.

    Sounds like they might all be in the same circle. To me.

  • Taylordanes

    Yes they Do! Other races tear up each other just like blacks!! Asians especially! Stop stereotyping…. if you aren’t closely related or deal with other races don’t speak on what you don’t know

  • mzwhang90210

    BewJu!
    You said they should “eat” the blame. Shame on you. LOL!

  • XoXo

    Not one of those people she mentioned gaf about what she has to say.

    She’s not fighting back against them. She’s fighting her own shadow. Po baby

  • Taylordanes

    Started dating doesn’t mean they were not friends or knew one another

  • Taylordanes

    Do you work at your job for “free” ?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    They behaved badly award season I remember all of those reports as it was happening. Hey bew???

  • Miami8981

    Exactly. She does not deserve this at all. Like you said she is not the best actress by a long shot but she deserves to work.

  • Taylordanes

    ??????

  • Please Stop The Madness

    “When it comes to feature films picked up by a major film studio for international distribution, promotional tours are notoriously grueling. Key cast and crew are often contracted to travel to several major cities around the world to promote the film and sit for dozens of interviews.”

    contract. means its part of your payment. not free

  • Please Stop The Madness

    some of yall need to get your facts up

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Wait…she actually said that about Tyler and Oprah? She called them g.hey?

  • Taylordanes

    Thank you why the constant stereotyping???

  • NicoleZee

    I love it! I hope she keeps it coming. Love the things she says, but I say sh** like that all the time. I’m pretty bold, I don’t back down for anyone. I’ll fight a guy, guess that’s why folks say I act like one! The last guy I dated said he was afraid of me after I punched him the face for being a slimebag. Really, what grown ass man is afraid of a woman??? I can’t deal with weak ass dudes like that. WTF??? But Mo’Nique is a good actress, and she should keep being herself and not bow down to anyone regardless of what they’re offering. She won an Oscar for a reason while other people have been acting for decades and will never get one.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    which is the issue. she probably still has a gig mentality. an Oscar winning movie is not a gig.

  • KcoolMuziq

    In the entertainment industry FOOL.

  • Youshockedme

    The tongue is a power little weapon but having a lack of control of that little weapon can destroy your life…ok you didn’t get what you thought you were supposed to get…go another route and secure all the bags you can get but unfortunately for monique she doesn’t have self control…too bad she is letting pride get in her way of securing generational bags..aka….money

  • Indies beauty

    What she was really try to say is ” the same people that tried to black ball me…
    Forgot about two things, my black balls.”

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    THIS. Keeping it real will keep you unemployed.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    We’re our own WORSE enemy!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Knowledge without understanding is dangerous. Just because there are standard clauses in contracts it does NOT mean that every single person’s contract has those clauses. IF she was contracted to do something, and she didn’t do it, why wouldn’t Lee Daniels just say that? Simply say, she had a contract, she failed to meet her obligations, now she’s mad. Instead, he talked in circles about “show business” and her not understanding the “business” side of things. And to that, I will call bs. I have never been a big fan of hers, but she was consistently working before she starred in Precious. So to act like she was naive about show business is bs to me. As much shyt as she has been talking about the three of them, if they had something concrete, best believe they would have said it by now.

    P.S. Some of you need to stay away from Google and Wikipedia.

  • V Dubb

    Lolololol

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Can’t block God!!!

  • NicoleZee

    Black people, especially Black women, do not support each other. If Mo’Nique ever thought that they were her friends, she needs to think again. She should have just done the Precious movie and left it at that and moved on not trying to keep in touch or continue to work with Daniels or any of them. She didn’t need them. She’s successful in her own right. I’d rather watch a Fifty Shades or Jurassic Park movie before I waste money on a corny ass Tyler Perry production!!! And I am not rushing to the TV to see anything that Lee Daniels produces, he’s just okay. If I miss Empire or Star, I just do. I’d rather watch Madame Secretary or Pretty Little Liars; yes, I love those shows!!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Here you go. You do this often. You still cannot @ anyone huh?

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Sure can’t!

  • Wreckognize Game

    I see Monique as very bitter because she accepted the small amount of pay to basically play herself in the movie. Because she got Oscar buzz she felt played about that payment and wanted to change the game. She is a foul mouth who is a talented comedian. Her on the Apollo stage was the same character in the movie.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It applies to who it applies to, but if it will make you feel better (since I’m assuming this applies to you) see below.

    @please_stop_the_madness:disqus

  • Please Stop The Madness

    $50k. Das it.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    There are very few roles for black actors. She has burned her bridges with three major players in Hollywood.

  • NeverSurprised

    That Oscar is not an ATM. It does not spout dollars. It sits on a shelf and reminds her of the career she COULD have had if she had just learned to stop acting like a vulgar ghetto diva.

  • Malcom Flex

    I think her poly husband gassed her head up. She read her contract -50K She signed on the dotted lines. She should have played that game and gotten bigger checks. How many black males are gonna hire her but cheerlead her dissing Oprah, Lee and Tyler? She’ll be doing comedy at baby mama baby showers next. #keepingitreal

  • Joi Calloway

    I really do understand her anger I really do. But, there was and is a much classier way she could have said this statement. This definitely will not help un-blackball her!

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    I love Mo. But honestly she wasn’t actin in Precious.Her telling ppl to suck ha dack proves it! That’s the real her! That ‘character’ she played in Precious was Mo being herself with a mustache. I don’t see her as a real actress (similar to Ter-Rah-Gee). They are stereotypical, loud Black women being themselves on camera. Black women need to leave Black men fter making it big or else you will never be too far from the hood. I was really rooting for Mo. No woman of class should never utter those words.

  • Moon Lee

    Back to the Chitlin circuit Monique! Damn…

  • Moon Lee

    That Queen of a hubby! Lol…

  • Moon Lee

    Bish, husband has her back on the Chitlin circuit! Love is blind…

  • Moon Lee

    Monique, needs to stay away from TMZ!!!

  • Moon Lee

    Her jealous azz hubby!!! That Queen…Lol..

  • LibraGirlonly

    I feel ya Monique and I do believe Oprah and her crew did try to stop your work. It’s a shame to because we already have to deal with other folks doing this and we shouldn’t have to deal with our own people throwing us under the bus. Smh

  • NeverSurprised

    I don’t work for anyone. Employees work for me and are paid to do so.

    No one asked MoNique to ” work for free.” She was given an opportunity that most actors only dream of — a chance to be nominated for an Oscar. She was asked to promote the film so that academy members would be persuaded to vote for her. All of her expenses were paid, but ACTORS DO NOT RECEIVE APPEARANCE FEES FOR SUCH PROMOTIONAL TOURS (unless they are huge stars).

    This was her FIRST film. It was a LOW BUDGET indie. I defy you to find any 1st time actor in a low budget indie who has ever received an appearance fee to promote a film when they were lucky enough to receive Oscar buzz.

    Monique was asked to do what everyone else is asked to do. She refused. But she then went around loudly b!tching about it. She is STILL b!tching and that is the reason no one, of ANY color, wants to hire her. Because of her behavior, the Oscar that could have made her millions is now worthless.

  • yallcrazy

    I see she’s doing improv now. Which is good that she’s employed.

  • Sacha

    I don’t see how this vulgar rant is going to help her career. If she was black balled before, what the hell did Mo think this was going to do. Nobody tells Oprah to suck a d**k?

  • ZZZ

    She needs to suck her own d***! Why get mad at Oprah because Daniels gave the part in The Butler. If that’s the case why not get mad at Taraji for accepting the role as “Cookie”, the part she claimed was promised to her. Wasn’t Mo’Nique in HBO “Bessie” and the movie “Almost Christmas” last year? Maybe Daniels had a problem with her on the set of Precious and don’t want to work with her anymore? She needs to get over herself quick & in a hurry.

  • Faithz

    That is a shame, and it just goes to show there
    are certain people that will stop at nothing to try and block
    your efforts, and often time it’s those who are in high places who can help you, will cross your name off the list, and if their other friends in high places ask them too blackball you they will join in to block you. I say to you Monique, make this the last and final time you ever speak on this, Just try with all your strength to rise up, over this Backlash/blackballing, this too shall pass.

  • ZZZ

    Just ask Halle Berry!

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly.

  • Faithz

    Monique stop talking like that about Business, it tend to make you look like the sore loser you are. None of the people you named are any better than you are, the only thing they have on you is they have more Bank than you got. Stop trashing them pray for them, and the Almighty have the power to bless you beyond your wildest Imagination, But you are doing nothing, but blocking your Blessing acting/talking like you are talking, I am just saying.

  • ZZZ

    Then Mo’Nique should stop whining, suck it up, keep it moving and find those roles. Just because she has an Oscar still doesn’t certify you in Hollywood.

  • ZZZ

    What have you done for Flint?

  • NicoleZee

    Hell, you don’t see Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston jumping at the chance to work with Lee Danels or Tyler Perry……interesting. Legitimate, logical, A-list actors wouldn’t give them the time of day. I get Mo’Nique’s anger, but she needs to just forget about them and focus on greener pastures. Her work speaks for itself, she ain’t going anywhere.

  • jade

    Exactly. She’s making herself look so bitter and it’s not a good look. Stop complaining, start praying and focus on your craft. What God has for you will see your face. Not Oprah, nor Lee Daniels, nor Tyler Perry can stop it. She’s not a bad actress.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    On UPN that was nicknamed the U People Network. On BET (the talk show). NOT THE SAME. Hell at least Jamie Foxx was on WB. Hell Thea was on ABC. Whatever. Yall gonna ride for her BS. Ride onward.

  • IamAllnatural

    God is in control, not Oprah, Tyler, or Lee. If it was meant for her to get those roles, then she would’ve gotten them. But God had another plan. Monique, you need to sat down somewhere (Madea’s voice) & stop being a hater!

  • mzwhang90210

    I was surprised to see Kathy Bates in a Tyler Perry movie awhile back. Alfie Woodard too. He must’ve thrown LOADS of $$ at them.
    Didn’t Rhianna say that Whitney H. (RIP), told her to never work in a Tyler Perry movie?

  • Faithz

    Thank You, and you are so right on, You Nailed a Home RUN ,,,
    Such a great Comment.

  • Faithz

    Monique a Prayer for all of Us….Position me Lord. Bless me to be positioned to receive all that you have in store for my life. Make my crooked paths straight. Bless me to walk in great humility and live a life that is pleasing to you all the days of my life. Keep me positioned to receive your promises dear Lord and bless me to trust in you, even when I don’t understand your decisions… even when I must wait… even when it hurts. Bless me to know and trust that you know what is best for my life. When I am on the wrong path, turn me around, and order my steps in your word. Position me dear Lord!
    PS
    This is for Me as well Monique,,,

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Yet she was in Sparkle which had a budget of $14m.

    Madea Halloween had a $20 million budget.

    Not sure why folks count him out. He is a contender. A real one. WE may not like Madea. I dont. But I give props to his conglomerate.

  • NicoleZee

    It’s every man for himself. People need to stop thinking that others are going to look out for them and be happy for them. And people also need to stop thinking that everyone is their friend or supporter. You have to be your own best friend and never put your complete trust in anyone. Trust and love yourself. And when it comes to Hollywood, I certainly wouldn’t be trying to make friends since a lot of “Hollywood” folks are phony acting anyway. Precious was the movie that led to her Oscar, but looking back, I am unsure of why anyone would want to work with Lee Daniels, he’s not a major producer like many others and he seems to have an attitude, especially when he does interviews. I get so sick and damn tired of these actors, producers, etc. with stank attitudes. No one wants to deal with that, I’d be in jail for punching someone in the face and knocking their crooked teeth out!!

  • jade

    Exactly. She won that Oscar and thought that she would be getting Meryl Streep treatment. It was reported that she should have gone to promote the movie but refused to do so, because they did not pay her what she was demanding. I believe that is where she may have gone wrong. Instead of humbling herself and working her way up, she proceeded to act like a diva and may have burned bridges in the process. But it’s still not too late. Like I said, she has some talent, she just needs to get her behavior together. Outbursts like this is niether helpful nor necessary.

  • ZZZ

    The Family The Preys was low budget movie. So, nope they were not paid LOADS of money.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So was Sparkle. A low budget movie.

  • NeverSurprised

    Are Daniels, Perry and Winfrey the only producers in Hollywood? Why doesn’t she have her agent seek projects from other producers? Can it be because NO ONE wants to work with her? Her head started swelling even BEFORE she won the Oscar (listening to that husband who gave her all of the wrong advice.). She burned bridges that can never be rebuilt unless she stops whining and cursing, and starts being humble. Otherwise, she will be forced to stay on the standup circuit.

  • mzwhang90210

    Didn’t Whitney exec produce Sparkle or something? Iono.

    Anyways, I didn’t care for Madea initially, but I’ve grown fond of the movies over time.

    I have a love/hate thing going with Tyler.
    I think he’s a HUGE narcissist, egomaniac and idea thief, and should stop doing SO MUCH ad-libbing in his movies–when it works it’s great, but oftentimes it falls flat—…but I applaud his success and the fact that he employs Black actors who may not have gotten a break otherwise.

  • NicoleZee

    It kind of does. It is a HUGE accomplishment when so many are not chosen and will never even get a nomination. She’s not whining, she’s being real about these ass kissers in Hollywood, because she is not about to be one of them!!! I don’t blame her, I would put their sorry crusty looking asses on blast too.

  • AcutallyReally

    Sheryl Lee Ralph gave Monique the best advice: just because one director doesn’t want to work with you does not mean you are black balled. Revamp yourself and come back harder and better. Learn from the situation, whether it was your fault or not. Show other directors that you are a professional that they can and would want to work with. These childish hood rants, funny as it may be, is not going to help you. Maybe she has enough paper and feel like she doesn’t need Hollywood anymore. Either way this is poor form on her part and her words may come back to bite her in the ass.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I saw below his ass steals ideas. that is a no

  • mzwhang90210

    Hmmmm…interesting.

  • NeverSurprised

    Starting with his a Diary of a Mad Black Woman in 2005, all of his films have done well. Diary had a budget of $5.5 mil and grossed $50,652,203 mil worldwide. There is a reason that Perry is a player in Hollywood. His low budgets combined with his devoted audience make his films a safe investment.

  • NicoleZee

    He’s a cornball, a clown, he’s in the closet trying to fight being gay. Just be yourself. Rihanna is an international superstar and will be in Ocean’s Eight next year, a woman of her caliber would not be giving Tyler Perry a second look. Some of his movies are okay, but a legitimate and serious actor would not be jumping at the chance to be in any of his movies. If you were an actor that was true to your craft and wanted to be taken seriously, who’s movie would you want to be in, Tyler Perry or Steven Spielberg??? Just making a point.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Tyler Perry stay stealing folks ideas and stay under paying people and blaming white folks. I know two TALENTED screen writers who tried so hard to get him to do something different than Madea. When Spike Lee spoke out, one writer was fired because he was paranoid but the truth is Spike was just asked his opinion.
    Tyler perry is shady. Just like his so called Baby Mama. Child.. them two never dated. Tyler is gay and is afraid of the black church community turning on him.
    #REALTALK

  • Faux Gibbler

    Whitney Houston said that too.

  • Yup, I said it

    No one wants to work with an aging artist with a nasty attitude. Monquie hun just go get you a spot in the Hollywood unemployment line behind MiMi and hush up about.

  • Yup, I said it

    “Be humble, sit down”

  • Malcom Flex

    Shoot I thought it was common knowledge Tyler Perry is gay? It’s like Johnny Mathis or Liberace. Based on my experience and I can’t believe I’m saying this as it’s the typical response but yeh white people do it too. If Tyler Perry is shady then his white bosses created shade, LOL. Which is the truth.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Yes and that speech “suck my d—” not gonna help.

  • Yup, I said it

    Steven Spielberg isn’t checking for monique’s ass. Especially after that crazy rant.

  • Malcom Flex

    I think she was venting as she knew she’d had to do the black circuit now and forget about mainstream fame as ball balling is real. Careful who you piss off cause you’re pissing off their friends. She cut her nose off to spite her face, that said.

    She should rebrand as a outlaw comic. She’d make a good living on comedy shows call herself the blackballed queen of comedy.

  • Faux Gibbler
  • Yup, I said it

    So what artist has monique helped out? What positivity has she put into her community? Oprah and Tyler have given a lot of people a hand up. Monique is out for Monique and that husband. The only thing she did was get rich encouraging women to be fat and unhealthy and then she went and got gastric bypass.

  • tintin

    well Nia Long is making it work im sure monique can

  • Yup, I said it

    Nia is struggling too. Thats why Empire read her for filth on the slick. A bad unprofessional attitude has ruined may people. Ask Katherine Heigl.

  • Li

    Too late.

  • Li

    @ Malcolm, my thoughts too. She’s back on the comedy circuit to make money, and not in the movies or a TV show. She comes off as an angry black woman.

  • NicoleZee

    I didn’t say he was. I was only saying that most actors would rather work with him not the others, we all know that.

  • NicoleZee

    Thank you. Best comment I’ve read today. I really needed that. Thank you so much! XOXO

  • Shira Harding-James

    I have heard that Monique is very difficult to work with

  • Psychic Lulu

    The pressure is so evident. She is speaking from emotion. Girl, apologize and move on. There are others to work with. Tf

  • lilli lilian

    Nia’s not struggling. She had Empire and Dear White People at the same time, that show with Mike Epps, it got canceled but that was on Mike, Kevin Hart has her on Hollywood Husbands. It’s going to take more than Empire to ruin Nia Long

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Right

  • Please Stop The Madness

    NONE of those shows are on network TV or are unheard of. Even in its twilight hour bc its indeed on its way out…Empire still the better show by far. It gets more exposure than all them other ones combined. People dont seem to realize the star power network TV has. Scandal always gonna be better than Being Mary Jane. More exposure. More money being put into production, sets, writers etc. Apples to oranges.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Too cold!???

  • nick c

    Monique should get a job with Trump, they both never miss an opportunity to pop off at the mouth.

  • Jussjess25

    Me too !

  • testtee

    People need to sit down.. Its a game.. She feels left out of the loop.. Why is she fighting for hood rat mediocre roles? Up your skills.. Stfu.. and keep it moving.. She better take a page from Sherry Shepards book.. That woman is loved & keeps a job..

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    She knows better than to go against “those” men. Men like Daniels and Perry play no games. She better find some white or Jewish friends at this point for future jobs.

  • Solstice

    exactly! Kendrick Lamar nailed it with that one LOL. ??? My new slogan. Be humble. Sat down! ??

  • Solstice

    I really needed this right now. Right on time. Thank you for your prayer and Amen??

  • sherri2016

    I know it’s hard to keep that Baltimore attitude under control but when it involves your job and your money sometimes you have to try and be the better person at least until you’re? the one in charge

  • VM

    Well said! I’m going to touch and agree with you on this, it is well. Amen.

  • bhavana

    That mouth is going to have her standing in the unemployment line. Why would anybody in Hollywood want to hire her now?

  • Renee Bee

    Bless you. I received that.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Your first statement is in direct contradiction to the many black women posters here who constantly support SR, each other, and the black women who get shady write ups. Basically stfu witcho generalizations you cow.

  • Malcom Flex

    No surprises there. That’s how most of them rise unless their parents helped him.

  • Malcom Flex

    I do think it’s her user poly husband pushing this role of being outspoken on her, he’s on TMZ in a video with her, her looking hood him looking happy to be getting shine to attract more lovers to spend Monique’s money on.

  • Malcom Flex

    So IF “God” is in control why are so many BW struggling obese single mothers? You telling me “God” wants/approves this? I just can’t with BW’s idea of god.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Pure greed. That’s how. It’s a difference between being a smart business woman and a snake and many confuse the two. Just because a person has more doesn’t mean that they don’t envy the person who has less. People who are already on that money train, sometimes know that they got their by luck and what others have done for them, instead of by real talent. When they see an individual with real talent, they try to block them at every turn (using their influences and connects to do so) because they don’t want the spotlight to be removed from them for one second. They know how they got there and usually it was undeserved so they’re willing to do or say anything to hold onto it.

  • Tynamight

    I’m just gonna hafta sit back & see how this plays out…

  • Tynamight

    She can come work at Walmart w/ me.

  • Music lover

    Yeah Katherine Heigl is doing cat commercials now still a job but still
    A kind heart will get you far

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I say she is smarter than the average. She used what worked to get in. That allowed her to have her own show, her weight which would usually be a problem in Hollywood became her shtick. Most people use their uniqueness to stand out at first and then transition to other roles. The issue is with her they want her to remain in that bubble and she wants to branch out, but as long as you stay a fat friend, a crack head, a mammy and take what crumbs they decide to throw you you good, but the moment you speak up and say hey as a woman I am getting paid less (most men actors make more than women) and as a black woman I get even less..now she is no longer funny she is a loud mouth bitch..smh..If you were at your job and you walked out in the parking lot and everybody is in a Bentley and you hop in your Honda..you would question it. If the you go to HR and say hey I think Im being underpaid and they say Hey just be happy your here or play along for a while and the next position you will get, but you see people around you consistently promoted..how long before you speak up? When you do, they fire you stating you are difficult…

  • Quitedeliteful

    ???

  • NeverSurprised

    And even at Walmart, if you want a promotion, I highly doubt the way you would go about trying to get it would be to stand outside the store, wait for your manager to drive up, then yell at him to “suck your d!ck.”

  • jazzysmith12

    Why don’t she make her own indie film? The black community will support it

  • Lolalao

    She’s hilarious in Trial & Error.

  • Lolalao

    Stevie Wonder can see he’s a homosexual. You’re right, he’s afraid of the Black Church Community.

  • Lolalao

    They pulled her show on CBS fast.

  • Quitedeliteful

    She got paid it maybe wasn’t enough but that’s what happens when you are a B-list actor. She should have bitten the bullet and done what was asked of her. She didn’t think of the bigger picture and lost out on a lot of work that she would have automatically been picked for. Oh well — now she don’t have to worry about working at all…

  • Lolalao

    That wasn’t a stunt to get people to watch the show? Nia has been in the field for years, never heard of her being difficult.

  • Lolalao

    Katherine isn’t marketable because people really dislike her.

  • Taylordanes

    I disagree …. she should have gotten paid just as other actors do….

    And she still has been cast ….

  • Lolalao

    Martin Scorsese paid Jonah Hill scraps, but Jonah Hill knew his power. You have to be smart, get that resume up.

  • Taylordanes

    So what it was a black network!! Black folks always putting down their own. We had to create a network for us because there was no representation of us!!!!! Wow are you white???

  • Taylordanes

    Plenty!!! I have been there!! I have worked with organizations? Wanna know what I do for DAPL? The homeless? Orphanages? I’m VERY involved and don’t just talk about it! And since you want to deflect what do you do for your community??

  • Jessica

    It should be in the contract whether they are expected to promote the movie. If it’s in the contract, then she should do it. If not, then not doing it should be a respected choice.

  • Lolalao

    That’s basically an article I read. I wouldn’t necessarily sleep on him…

  • Taylordanes

    Yes they do.. ever watch Fresh off the Boat? George Lopez? And fool? Who hurt you? Name calling is so childish? Are you angry at life??

  • Lolalao

    Him playing Alex Cross was insult, nope.

  • TawnyDelux

    girl….

  • Lolalao

    I’ve seen the POWER of Oprah. I use to work in fragrance in a department store, unreal. If she told those white women to buy dog crap perfume, they would. They’d have on their apple bottoms, too.

    You see she was just recently blamed for letting Trump win..lol

  • Lolalao

    No one with a brain targets her! Put on a fake smile and keep it moving. Rae Dawn Chong was talking slick due to her jealousy..where is she now?

  • Lolalao

    Exactly.You get more flies with honey.

  • Lolalao

    Oprah is a juggernaut. She is the definition of insidious & puppeteer, you leave her alone.

  • Quitedeliteful

    She’s not qualified to get paid as an A-List actor… She should have thought of it as an internship of sorts… I’m not against Mo-Nique I just feel that she cut off her nose to spite her face. If she had just bitten the bullet and been a little patient she would have been rewarded handsomely. Now she’s ranting and raving on the chitlin circuit which will get her absolutely nowhere. (No shade against the Apollo, though…)

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Miany

    bofl…welp,. If my regular azz can loose a job and bounce back I am sure Monique can.

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly. Nia Long is the complete opposite of Mo’Nique. She has spent decades building bridges in Hollywood, so one little rumor about an incident on Empire is insignificant.

    She just signed to star (not co-star, but STAR) in a pilot for a new sitcom on ABC (produced by the same co that does the Goldbergs, and co- produced by Adam Sandlers production co, Happy Madison).

    She and Terrence Howard are also co- starring in a new feature film from Overbrook, Will Smith’s production co. Filming now, Life In a Year is scheduled for release in theaters next year.

    As you said, it will take more than one incident on Empire to ruin Nia long’s career.

  • Reina1718

    Now she know once she had her husband run things for her this happened! He wanted to be paid as well…2 do nothing

  • TOO REAL

    I’VE ALWAYS ADMIRED AND HAD RESPECT FOR MONIQUE AND JANET HUBBARD. TWO BLACK WOMEN WHO ARE NOT AFRAID OF SPEAKING THE TRUTH AND BEING CALLED CRAZY FOR DOING IT.

  • SpiceGirl

    say it with yo chest next time Mo……lol

  • Taylordanes

    I work in the industry and regardless of the list (A,B) compensation is just that… I do also believe in being humble as well…. there is more to this story tho

  • Taylordanes

    ????

  • Taylordanes

    So they worked on a few projects and s at a table together about a project… doesn’t mean they share the same power in Hollywood….

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep… There are always two sides…

  • Lovely1

    Uncouth. Where’s the class?

  • Taylordanes

    So they worked on a few projects and s at a table together about a project… doesn’t mean they share the same power in Hollywood….

  • hotntot95

    I kinda believe her…but NOBODY likes the angry bird…she bout to be sent to the Azealia Banks section?

  • NicoleZee

    No need to disrespect me because I did not do that to you. In the corporate professional world, those of us who have that experience know that in most workplaces, women are not supportive of one another, especially women of color. Who runs most of the world’s major corporations??? How many Black women are CEO’s or sit on the executive boards at companies??? Women of color may be in positions of power at some companies, but not many here in the U.S. If you have ever studied business or worked in a corporate setting, you would know that. Also, studies have shown that women of color who hold positions of power at companies are less likely to promote other women of color to similar positions. So my statement was not to classify all Black women, just some when it comes to the lack of support that we give each other. If you want me to use another example, look at how many women of color hate on Beyonce’ when we should be supporting her and proud of success. I’m a huge fan of hers, I support her, and I spend the money and go to her shows…. she is worth every penny because you get your money’s worth and she puts on a damn good show each and every time. She is probably one of the hardest working women in entertainment today.

  • primadutch

    He is a bonafied thief. The character Madea was based on my ex-boyfriend’s Grandma from right here in SWATL

  • PrettyBrown28

    Lol ??

  • PrettyBrown28

    Thank you. Someone who knows what they are talking about. Even Taraji said that Tyler set her up to be paid more in Holloywood.

  • PrettyBrown28

    Then keep it moving.

  • God’s child to the end

    My grandma told me you get more flies with honey than vinegar.

  • stanley

    Mo’ Nique. I have always been on your side girl. But let it go…. You said your peace. And the Fans believe your side of the story 100%. Orpah, Terry Perry and Lee Daniels aren’t going anywhere lol…. Just keep working, and learn from your mistakes.

  • chappedlippz

    Mo Mo, since you being blackballed, use your money to buy a business or something……This tune you singing is tooo old!!!!

  • IamAllnatural

    You need to ask God those questions. But I assume it’s the same reason so many white women are struggling obese single mothers. Maybe you can answer that question?

  • Faithz

    You are more than Welcome.

  • Empress

    Let your husband take your D like usual Mo because although Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels could probably handle a D like Karrine Steffans, Oprah would just kiss around the sides.

  • Im

    Yeah you the same thing!

  • Im

    You were never on her side if you flip on her that easily, piece of shit fan.

  • April Robinson-Taylor

    That’s So true, she has messed up now!!!!!!

  • April Robinson-Taylor

    Now as we all know it’s hard as hell for people of color get regconition for being a star in Hollywood and then you make it there and act like this!!!!!!!! Man she to know Hollywood will never touch her again because they will not tolerate sage like that……. That’s why it so hard for us to get ahead because of our mouth!!!!!!! Sorry Ms. Parker I’m going to miss you???

  • April Robinson-Taylor

    It’s not always that easy, that’s damage control she has done……. Something can be taken back…….. Apologizing does not remove the hurt……..

  • Faux Gibbler

    I know, if anything, now she is blackballed. Disputes happen all the time. People like Monique make a lot more than us average folks.. with that said, work is scarce in Hollywood because the amount of people willinging to work for less..
    Who wants to work with someone like Monique?

  • ChocolateChick84

    I absolutely agree. I kept saying while watching Almost Christmas that Monique made this movie…..like, she is the only reason I would continuously watch it. She was hilarious! I hope she lands on her feet and gets back out there.

  • chappedlippz

    You make no sense

  • stanley

    You a peace of shyt for encouraging foolery.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Monique has no clue how petty she sounded.

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL!

  • Faux Gibbler

    It’s always the white man’s fault. LOL.

  • Gigi La Moore

    She won the battle, but she didn’t win the war. What part aren’t you guys getting?

  • KcoolMuziq

    It’s not about the war. It’s about being treated with respect and not being a Uncle Tom or a YES man.

  • Gigi La Moore

    It’s about expressing herself in a way where she doesn’t look like a complete idiot. She and her husband are self destructive. She can stand up for herself without blowing up the whole damn bridge.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Well sorry to bust your bubble. But one of the three have called and apologized to Mr. & Mrs. Destructive.
    How bout that?

  • Gigi La Moore

    How about what? She is now talking ish back over again. Self destructive.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Still on that blackballed BS I see, but why? That filthy vile mouth may be the cause of her problems. Burn bridges much?